Kirtsy Powell Palmer, RVT
Kirsty moved to Nova Scotia in June 2017 from the UK. She is finding Nova Scotia to be a safe and happy place to raise her family with a greater focus on the outdoors. She has two young children and three Duck Toller’s that keep her busy.
Kirsty is dual trained with qualifications in animal rehabilitation and as a Registered Veterinary Technician. She completed a BSc (Hons) in Veterinary Nursing at Napier University in Edinburgh in 2007 and had worked as a veterinary nurse in the UK since then.
Her desire to help patients as much as possible and aid their recovery. She also has an interest in sports injuries due to participation in agility training, leading her to study veterinary physiotherapy and rehabilitation. In 2011 she was accepted on a Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy at Harper Adams University. After graduating, Kirsty ran her own business providing rehabilitation services to pets after injury, surgery, illness, or to increase performance and stamina.
In 2016 she then took her training further and passed the FitPaws Master Trainer award and is now a Certified Canine Fitness Trainer through the University of Tennessee. This has given her new ideas to use towards rehabilitation but also now allows further work on 'prehab' aka working to ensure that patients are as fit and healthy as possible to hopefully prevent injury or if the worst does happen it allows for a quicker less painful recovery.